Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport
|Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport|
Artistic impression of the new airport
|Airport type||Public, civilian|
|Owner||Nation city capital at Zambia|
|Elevation AMSL||4,170 ft / 1,270 m|
Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport (IATA: NLA, ICAO: FLSK) is an airport located in Copperbelt Province in northern Zambia, in the city of Ndola, near the international border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It was officially known as Ndola Airport before being renamed in 2011 in honour of Simon Kapwepwe, the nation's former vice president.
It is situated 1,270 metres (4,170 ft) above sea level. It has two parallel concrete runways, one measuring 1,219.2 metres (4,000 ft) and the other measuring 2,514.6 metres (8,250 ft) in length.
Ndola Airport is an airport that serves the city of Ndola and surrounding cities on the copperbelt. It handles domestic and international flights for both passengers and cargo.
On 18 September 1961, a UN charter flight carrying United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld crashed en route to land at Ndola Airport. Hammarskjöld and 15 others died in the crash. Although the cause of the crash has never been completely ascertained, it may have been caused by an aircraft attack. The crash site, 15 km west of the airport, has been turned into the Dag Hammarskjöld Crash Site Memorial.
Airlines and destinations
The following airlines have scheduled passenger service at Ndola International airport:
|Ethiopian Airlines||Addis Ababa|
|Kenya Airways||Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta|
|Proflight Zambia||Kasama, Lusaka, Mansa, Solwezi|
|South African Airways||Johannesburg-OR Tambo|
- Nautical Distance Between Lusaka Airport And Ndola Airport With Map
- Elevation of Ndola Airport
- Dimensions of Ndola Airport Runways
- Borger, Julian (26 September 2017). "Plane crash that killed UN boss 'may have been caused by aircraft attack'". The Guardian. Retrieved 26 September 2017.